About Kent College Search

KCS College Roadmap planning tool

The KCS Difference

Teri Kent, President of Kent College Search (KCS), uses her proven graphic facilitation skills in coaching students to draw out an illustration of what they want in their college experience. This visual representation of your child's college criteria, coupled with his or her academic profile and extracurricular activities, serves as the foundation for identifying potential colleges that match your teenager's educational goals, interests and personality. In addition, KCS visual tools help your child stay organized throughout the college search and application process from start to finish.

We approach college advising as coaches and mentors, providing professional expertise, time management techniques and encouragement to reduce the anxiety often associated with applications. In addition, KCS assists students with building life-long planning and decision-making skills that prepare them to successfully transition to college life.

A Message to Students:

Make the most of your application

When evaluating applications of new prospective freshmen, admissions officers consider a student's rigor of high school courses, grades earned, and standardized test scores. But you are more than your numbers! Colleges are truly interested in the special skills, qualities and passions you will bring to their campus and student body. Kent College Search can help you showcase your unique talents and contributions beyond the classroom in a way that captures the admission officer's attention.

Every piece of information counts ... especially the ESSAY!

The college essay can be the tip factor in your application. The essay connects you to the admissions officer through a story only you could share. As a storyteller, you have the opportunity to share who you are as a person, what makes you stand out among the sea of applicants and how you will contribute to a school community. Kent College Search will lead you through a creative brainstorming process that will inspire you to write your compelling story. We will support you in selecting essay topics, outlining the flow of key points, providing evidence and visual details, editing drafts and proofreading final documents. A well-crafted essay, written in your voice can make your application memorable.

My Commitment to You, the College Bound Student

As your personal coach, I will:

  • Listen carefully to your input
  • Encourage you to stretch your scope of schools
  • Teach you how to understand the depth and breadth of a college's academic, internship and study abroad opportunities
  • Support you to find a future college that is the right fit for you!